© Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Active Time
Total Time
25 MIN
Serves : Makes about 3 1/2 cups

Slightly toasting quinoa before cooking makes a wonderfully fragrant quinoa with great texture and flavor. Slideshow: Quinoa Recipes

How to Make It

Step 1    

Rinse the quinoa under cold water for about 1 minute. Drain well and put quinoa in a medium saucepan.

Step 2    

Stir in the olive oil and heat over medium heat, stirring frequently until the remaining water is evaporated and the quinoa is slightly toasted.

Step 3    

Stir in the water and salt, and increase the heat to high. After the water begins to boil, reduce the heat to low and cover the pan.

Step 4    

Gently simmer, covered, for 15 minutes. There may still be some water not yet absorbed. Remove from heat.

Step 5    

Keeping the pan covered, let it stand for 5 minutes, or until the remaining water is absorbed.

Step 6    

Remove the lid and gently fluff the quinoa.

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